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Yellow Color Meanings

Yellow Color Meanings and Associations

The Color Yellow

Color is vital element for interior decoration in your home. Without it our house would be dull, and so would our lives. We use color to empower us, to cheer us up, to raise emotions, to color our world and personalize it.

There are many meanings for the color yellow, the most obvious ones being sunny, warm and radiant. We use yellow more than we know it, cream is yellow, it is yellow tinted with white. Cream is an extremely popular color as it is warm but not overpowering, it is more friendly than stark white and we use it in every room and a lot outside the house too.

I used to do a lot of design work for office fitouts and I used yellow frequently. It is an innovative color and sharpens the memory, perfect for the office environment.
Gold is yellow, rich and luxurious, a perfect accessory as seen here in this tieback tassel.

Gold is yellow, rich and luxurious, a perfect accessory as seen here in this tieback tassel.

Gold is yellow and we see that everywhere in decorating, it is positive, radiant and eye catching. It is wonderful for using as accessories like tie backs, valances, lamps, vases, cushions and in paintings.

Too much yellow in a room can cause hostility, so ensure that you break it up with accent colors.

My favorite range of yellows to use is the ochre yellows, muddy yellows and antique golds, they have a personality of their own, they look like they have some history on their side and work well with timber furniture.

Below are some meanings of the yellow hue and for more ideas on how to use yellow visit yellow color schemes.

Yellow is the happiest and cheerful color to use in interior design and decorating.

Yellow is a great color for using in bedrooms, dining rooms, hallways, in fact you can use yellow almost everywhere.

Yellow color meanings

Obviously not vibrant sunshine yellow but variations of yellow for example deep gold for a dining room aids digestion, soft butter yellow is warm and cheerful for a baby’s nursery, bright yellow is positive and innovative when used in a meeting room.

Yellow is a positive color and useful in teenager’s bedrooms, it sharpens the memory and is good for studying.

Yellow is fabulous for retail shops as it is eye catching and welcoming.

Too much yellow in a room can cause irritability so try and break it up with other colors.

Blue and yellow provide a seaside feeling, yellow and white – a crisp and clean look.

Yellow Color Meanings and Associations

Warm, Sunshine, Raises Spirits, Enlivening, Light Source, Airy, Radiant, Hope, Inspiration, Optimism, Warming, Positive, Welcoming, Enriching, Cheerful, Eye Catching, Debate, Innovation, Discrimination, Increases Hostility And Irritability, Stimulates Circulation, Stimulates Appetite, Wisdom, Aids Digestion, Annoyance, Sharpens Memory, Egotism, Communication, Introspective, Caution, Irritability.

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